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20
Jun

Small Town Monsters' American Werewolves Provides Frightful And Thought-Provoking Exploration Of The Cryptid Phenomenon

Each year dozens of encounters with upright canids are reported in North America. Many reports recount a creature that is aggressive, ghastly and disturbing. While many theorize that the dogman is some sort of unidentified species of animal, many believe they were confronted by something else. Something more. A being that bent the very boundaries of reality itself and had stepped into our world from beyond…

Thu
16
Jun

The Best Science Fiction Cars in Film

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photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

Mon
13
Jun

Terror Films' Scare Zone Is Breath Of Fresh Air For Horror Fans

Evolving from the carnival fun houses, wax museums and gory Grand Guignol theater of times past, the first recorded haunted house intended to separate fun-loving All Hallow's Eve ghouls from their hard-earned pocket change was the Orton and Spooner Ghost House, which opened in 1915 in Liphook, England, and served as the inspirational template for the explosion of such attractions during the first half of the 20th century. With an estimated 2,000 Halloween-oriented establishments catering annually to over twelve million thrill-seeking customers in the United States alone, those quaint early seasonal sites have diversified into a myriad of more complex spooktacular destinations, from the commercialized screamparks, haunted hayrides, cornfield mazes and Christian-run 'Hell Houses' to the interactive yard attractions favored by eclectic suburban neighbors, the popularity of purpose-built haunted attractions is undeniable.

Fri
10
Jun

Jurassic World: Dominion Provides Exhilarating Action And Expositional Slumber In Equal Measure

Jurassic World: Dominion is the sixth installment of the beloved dinosaur action-adventure franchise that has cost $714 million – including this film – to make and has earned over $5 billion dollars to date before this one opens in the U.S. market. It's safe to say that's an excellent return on investment. But more important to most moviegoers than the bottom line of any film’s final financials is the joy we all get from seeing these giant long extinct dinosaurs thrash and rampage wherever they wish on the biggest theater movie screens in town. Seeing these monstrous lizards instantly refills the viewer with our childhood love of these terrible beasts that we all seemed to share in our collective youth. I know I certainly would have liked to have been a paleontologist, long before I could even spell that word.

Sat
04
Jun

Two Cult Horror Lives Entwine In Joe M. O'Connell's Documentary Rondo And Bob

The webs of fate are oftentimes long, strange and intricate. What links the past to the present, the living to the dead, can be found in the thinnest and most inexplicable of threads. So it is with the connection between tragic cult horror film actor Rondo Hatton (1894-1946), whose unusual appearance earned him monstrous appeal in noir-era Hollywood, and the late Bob Burns (1944-2004), whose influential and iconic art direction on such movies as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling and Re-Animator was only one facet of his eccentric and obsessive personality.

Sun
29
May

Is Seabiscuit the Best Tobey Maguire Movie?

Seabiscuit

There aren’t many horse racing movies that ever made the big screen, and there are several reasons for that. First of all, even though horse racing is one of the oldest sports in the world, it is still not as popular as other sports like soccer or basketball.

However, with the rise in popularity of horse racing, many movie-making companies and directors are looking to highlight some of the greatest stories from the sport’s rich tradition.

With that said, some horse racing movies managed to sneak through the radar and became very popular. One of which is Seabiscuit where the actor Tobey Maguire plays the main role. This movie is inspired by a true story, which you can read about here together with 10 interesting facts about Seabiscuit.

Wed
25
May

Top Gun: Maverick Is Just Plain Fun!

Tom Cruise recaptures his 80s glory in Top Gun: Maverick, opening in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2022.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's the takeaway from Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to 1986's Top Gun, directed by the late Tony Scott and starring 80s heartthrob action star Tom Cruise. It was the highest grossing film of the year, despite mixed reviews from the critics.

Tue
10
May

What You Need to Know Before Watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Zombie Doctor Strange

The Marvel Cinematic Universe can get pretty confusing even for die-hard fans. With the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Studios is returning to the parallel world which was teased by last year’s popular film Spider-Man: No Way Home. The universe can get overwhelming, so much so that, a lot of the studio’s films, following and including, Avengers: Endgame have been based on the Multiverse and how it works.

Doctor Strange will be the latest Marvel movie following countless of successes, including the latest Spider-Man: No Way Home. Marvel and its characters have seeped into various industries including the movie world and the game world with various video games involving a number of characters and slot games from Playtech offering some of the best online slots to casinos all over the world.

Tue
03
May

Sam Raimi Keeps "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" In Overdrive

 Doctor Strange in the Madness of the Multiverse is rated PG-13 and opens in the U.S. on May 6, 2022.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Dr. Stephen Strange, the Master of the Mystic Arts. Continuing directly from the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Strange faces monstrous threats like Gargantos (Shuma-Gorath in the comics, named changed due to copyright reasons) alongside his friend and colleague Wong, (Benedict Wong), the Sorcerer Supreme. But since Spider-man wouldn't shut up during Strange's spell of forgetfulness, the Multiverse is slowly coming apart at the seams. To fix the damage, Strange recruits new allies, including Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), a teleporter from a different dimension. Wanda soons succumbs to the influence of the Darkhold, a tomb of evil magic that corrupts anyone who reads it.

Wed
20
Apr

The Best Casino Movies

Croupier

Watching movies is considered the most favored recreation since the world of entertainment started in the 19th century. It had evolved since the innovation of photography started the moving still image was introduced and later on the motion picture was introduced to give movement to people and animals.

Film production is the procedure of making a movie that involves a storyline, the idea, screenwriting, production, shooting, sound recording, post-production, screening then finally the film release. It introduces different genres according to the viewer’s choice, the latest trend, or the rating system. 

Mon
11
Apr

11 of the Best Sci Fi Movies of all Time

11 Best Sci Fi

Find out which sci-fi movies are the greatest of all time.

Thu
07
Apr

Iconic Movie Cars That You'll Never Forget

Iconic Movie Cars

According to the Internet Movie Car Database (IMCDb), the most popular car ever used in movies is the Ford Mustang, which has featured in 809 movies including Bullitt, Goldfinger, Death Race and Gone in 60 Seconds. Some of the most successful movies not only bring us car chases and races, but also feature the car as being one of the main characters. Let us not forget Christine, Herbie, and of course Lightning McQueen. These iconic movie cars were a delight to watch on the big screen, and also inspired a new generation of motor enthusiasts to buy the car of their dreams.

Thu
24
Mar

How to Make Your Own Short Film

Making Short Films

You love movies and TV. In fact, you dream about someday selling something to Netflix or even seeing your work on the big screen. If this seems like something that will just have to stay a distant dream, think again. Talent, persistence and the right idea at the right time can make your dream come true, but you'll need to work hard to get there. A great way to get some experience and create a kind of calling card for yourself is to make a short film. The tips below can help you accomplish this.

Sun
20
Mar

Bright Helm Films' Lost Angel Offers Audiences A Haunting Mystery

There can be few traumas, if any, that exceed the loss of a loved one. Where once was a person, full of vibrancy and passion, hopes and dreams, there remains afterward a void framed only with deteriorating memories and the sober profundity of grief. When the loss comes unexpectedly or at a young age--taken too soon, we say--due to illness, accidents, overdoses or, most tragically, from self-inflicted means, the despair is bleakest of all, for the questions and doubts thereafter that linger, the what-ifs and what-might-have-beens, can and often do haunt some individuals forever.

Mon
07
Mar

The Batman Exceeds Expectations with Gripping Noir Detective Thriller

The Batman

Where the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been so intent on the continuity of portrayal in their films (to the extent they'd rather kill off the Black Panther rather than recast him), it seems DC and Warner Brothers have no issue playing "Batman, Batman, Who Plays the Batman?" Coming off a DCEU film series with Ben Affleck, the franchise finds itself bouncing back to Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight for the upcoming The Flash and Batgirl films. But neither Affleck nor Keaton would have been right for Matt Reeves' The Batman, a story set in the second year of Batman's career, and Robert Pattinson fills the cape and cowl quite fittingly.

Wed
02
Mar

Blind Luck Pictures' Flee The Light Bores Instead of Bewitches

Beginning in the late 13th century, the papal bull, led by Pope Gregory IX, established a new branch of the church in France intended to eliminate heretical Christian groups. The Inquisition, once formed, eventually evolved into the most zealous persecutors of persons accused of witchcraft, and its barbarous methods were preserved for posterity in the Malleus Malieficarum (The Witch Hammer), a notorious tome that served as the guidebook for Inquisitors designed to aid in the identification, prosecution and dispatching (read: execution) of witches. It’s estimated some 50,000 people, mostly women, were put to death between 1580 and 1630 in Europe alone. In North America, the hysteria continued well into the early colonial period, most infamously at the Salem, Massachusetts trials, and even into the new millennium, 3,000 accused individuals were killed by lynch mobs in the African nation of Tanzania from 2005 until 2011 for allegedly being witches.

Tue
22
Feb

Diabolical Dullness Destroys Uncork'd Entertainment's Exorcist Vengeance

Every moviegoer has differing tastes, and just as there are varieties of food, a veritable smorgasbord of comparable film styles exists. There’s the elegant haute cuisine of an arty foreign film, the spiciness of a romantic comedy, the burger-and-beer chest-thumping of action flicks. Certain motion pictures, however, like some culinary fare, are stale, their ingredients long-past the plainly stamped expiration date and sickening enough to audiences that their regurgitated story elements become toxic to the cinematic system. Their recipes are flat, over-processed imitations of earlier, superior silver screen outings, combined in ever-more-unpalatable flavors.

Sat
05
Feb

Everyone Loves a Villain: Willem Dafoe Takes Best Film Actor of 2021

Willem Dafoe

Critical Blast's Best of the Year awards have had strong winners before, but it's rare to have such an overwhelming blowout as seen in this year's Best Film Actor of 2021.

With nods going to McKenna Grace for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Bob Odenkirk for Nobody and Chris Pratt for The Tomorrow War, the presence of Spider-Man: No Way Home starts to loom large in the voting.

Andrew Garfield has Spider-fans talking again after his performance, and it shows with the 9.86% of the votes he pulled in this year's polling. However, with two movies giving him momentum, Ryan Reynolds pulled ahead with 15.49% of teh vote.

Wed
02
Feb

Spider-Man: No Way Home Webs Up Best Film of 2021 Award

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The votes are in for this year's Critical Blast Best Film award, and it was a fairly close race -- for everyone except the winner, which took the prize by a substantial margin.

Among the top vote getters were Ghostbusters Afterlife, whch garnered nearly 10% of all votes cast, and Dune, with 15%.

But it was Sony who claimed the top prize, taking more than double the votes of the runner up film. Spider-Man: No Way Home turned out to be a real audience pleaser, with a story that appealed to fans of all eras of the franchise. Tom Holland is joined by Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, each reprising their role as Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man in a plot that turns the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. It's all the Spider-Men vs. all the villains in a free-for-all that brought moviegoers in for repeated viewings.

Sat
29
Jan

Gravitas Ventures An Exquisite Meal starves an audience ravenous for more

In the days since motion pictures were first developed, it’s been proven time and again there are certainly as many types of films as there are people; there are the flashy Michael Bay-produced bombastic blockbusters that draw your attention with a full-scale assault of computerized special-effects, outrageous frat-boy comedies, tear-jerking romances and introverted, brooding art-house films. There are the anti-authoritarian shock-horror rebels spitting in the face of polite society, muscular superhero action flicks that offer an overabundance of adolescent wish fulfillment fantasies, prescient, meditative science fiction that shows us where we’re heading and question if it’s a good place to ultimately be. Then there are the movies that, just as with people, could best be labeled eccentrics, whose very unconventionality and outright resistance to categorization place them in a proud, defiant league all their own.

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